• Short Summary

    WITH TRAFFIC JAMS IN TOKYO, CAPITAL OF JAPAN, BECOMING MORE FREQUENT AND PROTRACTED, AN JAPANESE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURER OFFERS, APR 18, HARASSED MOTORISTS ONE SOLUTION - RELAX AND WATCH TELEVISION WHILE WAITING FOR POLICE TO GET TRAFFIC MOVING AGAIN.

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    WITH TRAFFIC JAMS IN TOKYO, CAPITAL OF JAPAN, BECOMING MORE FREQUENT AND PROTRACTED, AN JAPANESE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURER OFFERS, APR 18, HARASSED MOTORISTS ONE SOLUTION - RELAX AND WATCH TELEVISION WHILE WAITING FOR POLICE TO GET TRAFFIC MOVING AGAIN.

    A SMALL TELEVISION SET THAT WILL MAKE THIS POSSIBLE WAS INTRODUCED BY SONY CORP., THE COMPANY THAT FIRST MADE TRANSISTOR RADIOS IN JAPAN AND STARTED THE WORLD-WIDE TRANSISTOR BOOM. HOPING TO DUPLICATE THE FEAT, THE COMPANY SHOWS ITS LATEST TRANSISTORIZED BRAINCHILD, A TINY, EIGHTH-POUND TELEVISION RECEIVER WITH A FIVE-INCH PICTURE TUBE, THAT CAN BE MOUNTED IN OR CARRIED IN A LEATHER CASE MUCH LIKE A CAMERA OR A TRANSISTOR RADIO.

    IT CAN OPERATE ON RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. FOR USE IN CARS IT COMES WITH A PLUG THAT CAN BE FITTED INTO THE CAR'S CIGARETTE LIGHTER, SO THE SET NA DRAW ON THE BATTERY. A SPECIAL RACK IS PROVIDED SO THE RECEIVER CAN BE HUNG ON THE REAR SEAT. THE COMPANY CLAIMS THE SET SUFFICIENTLY SHIELDED SO THAT NO PICTURE DISTORTION IS PRESENT, EVEN WHEN DRIVING THROUGH.

    SOME 10,000 OF THE MINIATURE TV SETS ARE BEING PRODUCED MONTHLY AT SONY'S FACTORY IN TOKYO, AND THE COMPANY PLANS TO UP THIS FIGURE TO 20,000 PER MONTH LATER THIS YEAR AND THEN TO 50,000 MONTHLY DURING NEXT YEAR. THE SETS ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTRILMKFF9QXOJRM5T1B9YSBT
    Media URN:
    VLVACTRILMKFF9QXOJRM5T1B9YSBT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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